Re: [OVC-demo-team] Combined file release oddities

From: Jan Karrman <jan_at_it_dot_uu_dot_se>
Date: Wed Mar 24 2004 - 03:15:14 CST

On Wed, 24 Mar 2004, David Mertz wrote:

> Is the plan, then, to run a DOS machine for the BVA station? There's
> nothing particularly wrong with that, but we should be sure we have our
> plans (well, the CA folks, not me) clear for the demo.
>
>

Alan is certainly aware of this:

  http://gnosis.python-hosting.com/voting-project/OVC-Demo/0171.html

> Also, I noticed Alan's code for the BVA; it is assuming it will be run in
a
> Win32 environment? I thought the goal was to produce a system using
> completely open components? If all he needs is something to read barcodes
and
> generate an audio playlist, that can be done in Linux just as easily. ....
>
Right. The problem is that I spent a lot of time trying to get someone to
write this ... then finally wrote it myself in one afternoon with tools I am
familiar with. At this point, it has been tested by several people and it
works fine on a legacy system.

Keep in mind that with the demo, we are only demonstrating some concepts.
We can break whatever rules to get it done. The software will be thrown out
after the demo. I really don't want to re-do pieces that are done enough at
this point. I want to focus on getting the pieces done that are left to be
done. If we have time to put something in there that is better, we can do
that. But let's get it all done and assembled before we talk about re-doing
parts of it. We are going to make a go/no-go decision March 1 for a March
15 demo.

/Jan
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